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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Elementary graphics question (not directly Linux technical)

Could you attach the image?

If it is of decent quality (probably not if it was in a .doc) perhaps
you could round trip it back to vector format it with trace in

Then you could do whatever you want with it.

If it's a musical score, you could probably just use the png as a
temporary background template and redraw it in InkScape.  I do that
all the time.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Bruce Miller <subscribe [ at ] brmiller [ dot ] ca> wrote:
> My questions to this list are not always directly "Linux technical." But I do
> always appreciate the patience and helpfulness of participants on this list.
> The current challenge tells me that I have forgotten everything I ever knew
> about graphics, and that was very little to begin with. I am not sure even what
> terms to put into Google to begin looking. So, besides answering the direct
> question, I would also say a big thank you to any reference to a good
> introduction to graphics aimed at an absolute beginner.
> My fiancee and I wish to use a musical score as the faint background underneath
> the text of our wedding invitations. If it is not misuse of a technical term, I
> would characterize our goal as using the image as a "watermark." The invitations
> themselves will be printed in colour on "invitation" stock (heavy paper / light
> card).
> My fiancee, who is not Linux-literate, found a graphic of the score she wants to
> use. I believe that what she originally found was a .jpg, but she saved it in a
> .doc file. I have not succeeded in finding the original .jpg on the web, but
> have extracted the image and saved it in both  .jpg and .png formats.
> Because this is a graphical image of a musical score, it is literally "line
> art," with 100% contrast between the black image and the white background. My
> task is first to lower the contrast (saturation?  - I wish I knew the
> terminology ;-(. ) to the faintness of a watermark. The second task is to apply
> the champagne (greenish gold) which we wish to use for the text itself.
> My gut feeling is that these two tasks are trivial, but I have blanked out on
> where and how to learn to do them. Let's put it down to the stress of planning a
> wedding.
> We will offer a "virtual piece of wedding cake" and many thanks to anyone with
> the patience to help us past this task.
> With thanks in advance.
> Bruce Miller
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